Magazines, Travel and Middlebrow Culture: Canadian Periodicals 1925-1960

Faye Hammill, Michelle Smith

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Abstract

This book announces a new cross-cultural approach to periodical studies, reading both French- and English-language magazines in relation to an emerging transatlantic middlebrow culture. Mainstream magazines, Hammill and Smith argue, forged a connection between upward mobility and geographical mobility. Fantasies of travel were circulated through fiction, articles, and advertisements, and used to sell fashions, foods, and domestic products as well as holidays. For readers who could not afford a trip to Paris, Bermuda, or Lake Louise, these illustrated magazines offered proxy access to the glamour and prestige increasingly associated with travel.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationLiverpool
Number of pages224
Publication statusPublished - May 2015

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Prestige
Geographical Mobility
Fantasy
Glamour
Fiction
Holidays
Transatlantic
French Language
Bermuda
Reader
Trip
Food

Keywords

  • periodical studies
  • middlebrow culture
  • fashion
  • travel
  • consumerism

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Hammill, Faye ; Smith, Michelle. / Magazines, Travel and Middlebrow Culture : Canadian Periodicals 1925-1960. Liverpool, 2015. 224 p.
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